Insider, CC, Flieger or Pima; I’m hoping that one or more of you can take a shot at answering the following questions: 1. How does the size of the USAFA qualified candidate population this year compare to past years (2,400, 2,500, etc)? Is it larger, smaller or about the same size? 2. Once initial appointment offers have gone out to “first choice” candidates selected from the Congressional, Presidential, Active Duty AF, AF Reserve and other nominating categories, approximately how many of the expected 1,200 appointments to the Class of 2017 will still remain to be filled? 3. Will there be any additional Selection Board/Academy Board meetings between now (March 27) and April 15? 4. Given the projected 16% appointment rejection rate, will USAFA be estimating and offering additional appointments needed to cover rejections between now and April 15? 5. After the number of remaining open slots, rejections, etc. have been determined, will there be another large “wave” of appointment offers between now and April 15, or will the remaining offers come out by ones and twos as needed to fill up the class? 6. Is the “National Pool” (that some others have referred to) the same thing as the group of “Qualified Alternates” referred to in the USAFA Catalog? 7. If a Congressional nominee is passed over for a first round appointment offer, but eventually receives an appointment as a “Qualified Alternate,” must that appointment be “charged” to that state’s Congressional Delegation or can it be charged to a different nominating source? 8. Can appointments made by the Superintendent or by the Secretary of the Air Force go to candidates from any of the various nominating categories or are they limited to specific categories? 9. Will there be a “wait list” for qualified candidates in case someone who has accepted an appointment decides to reject it at the last minute (or is injured or otherwise disqualified from entry) between April 15 and I-Day in June? I realize these are a lot of questions to take in one bite, but there are probably quite a few people that are wondering about many of the same things. Thanks for taking the time to respond and good luck to all the candidates who are still hoping to enter USAFA in June.